INSPIRATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF SPORTS, BUSINESS, AND CULTURE.
On May 8, 2019, The espnW Summit comes to New York City. Our one-day event will extend the impact and inspiration of The espnW: Women + Sports Summit to the east coast, creating a distinctive forum for driving dialogue and change in the women + sports space.

Join us for keynote conversations, panels, and W Power Talks with a powerful group of thought-leaders, marketing executives, professional athletes and influencers.

And we’ll mix in the espnW special sauce that ensures you’ll leave the day refreshed, invigorated, and ready to take action!

HOST & FEATURED SPEAKERS
Sarah Spain - Event Host
Columnist, espnW & Host, "Spain and Fitz" on ESPN Radio
Allyson Felix
Olympic gold medalist, World Champion sprinter
Jessica Mendoza
ESPN MLB analyst, NY Mets Baseball Operations Advisor & Olympic gold medalist
Kate Parker
Photographer/Author
Julie Foudy
espnW writer, ESPN commentator, World Cup soccer champion & Olympic gold medalist
Kendall Coyne Schofield
Olympic gold medalist, World Champion hockey forward
Chiney Ogwumike
ESPN commentator, WNBA All-Star & WNBPA Vice President
Kristine Lilly
World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist, coach & author
Becca Roux
Executive Director, U.S. Women's National Team Player Association
Mina Kimes
ESPN Senior Writer, Podcast Host & Commentator
Brandi Chastain
Two-time World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist, coach & soccer commentator
Elie Donahue
Vice President, Marketing, Rothy's
Briana Scurry
Legendary US Goalkeeper, Olympic gold medalist & World Cup champion
Alison Overholt
Vice President and Editor-in-Chief espnW & ESPN The Magazine
Laura Gentile
Senior Vice President, Marketing, ESPN
Allison Galer
Sports agent and Founder, Disrupt The Game
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Captain Marvel comic book author
Sheila Johnson
Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Jean Afterman
Assistant General Manager, New York Yankees
Mary Livanos
Marvel Director, Production & Development
Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Oscar and Grammy award winning composer


Speakers are subject to change.



2019 AGENDA

Wednesday, May 8
7:30 - 8:15am
Brooklyn Bridge Park workout (optional)
9:00 - 10:00am
Refresh & Registration
9:15 - 9:45am
Book Signing


Kate Parker / Strong is the New Pretty

10:00 - 10:15am
Welcome


Sarah Spain

 

10:15 - 11:00am
The Team That Changed It All: The World Cup Champion '99ers.


World Cup Soccer Champions: Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly & Briana Scurry


with Sarah Spain

 

11:00 - 11:40am
Show Me the Money? Equal Pay, Equal Treatment, Equal Respect.


Becca Roux / Executive Director, U.S. Women's National Team Player Association
and Kendall Coyne Schofield / USA Women's Hockey & Professional Hockey Player
with Alison Overholt 

 

11:40 - 12:00pm
W Power Talks:

10-minute focused talks by industry leaders; introductions by Chiney Ogwumike
Elie Donahue - Vice President, Marketing, Rothy’s
Kate Parker - author & photographer - Strong is the New Pretty

 

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch of Champions
12:00 - 12:30pm
Book Signing


Jessica Mendoza / There's No Base Like Home

1:00 - 1:40pm
espnW Keynote Interview


Jessica Mendoza / ESPN MLB Analyst, NY Mets Baseball Operations Advisor & Olympic gold medalist with Mina Kimes 

 

1:40 - 2:15pm
espnW Keynote Conversation: The Power of Entertaining Women


Kristen Anderson-Lopez / Oscar and Grammy award-winning songwriter with Sarah Spain

 

2:15 - 2:45pm
"Laughter Permitted"


Allyson Felix / Olympic gold medalist, World Champion sprinter with Julie Foudy

 

2:45 - 3:15pm
Women at the Helm: Ownership and the Front Office


Sheila C. Johnson / Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Co-owner of the Washington Mystics, Wizards & Capitals and Jean Afterman / NY Yankees, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Manager with Mina Kimes

3:20 - 3:30pm
Break
3:30 - 4:20pm
Refresh and Movement Break
4:30 - 5:00pm
Higher. Further. Faster. The Women of Captain Marvel.


Kelly Sue DeConnick / Captain Marvel comic book author and Mary Livanos / Director, Production & Development at Marvel Studios with Sarah Spain

 

5:00 - 5:30pm
Disrupt the Game


Allison Galer / Founder, Disrupt the Game agency and Chiney Ogwumike / ESPN Commentator, WNBA All-Star & WNBPA Vice President with Jessica Mendoza

 

5:30 - 5:45pm
Closing Remarks


Laura Gentile & Sarah Spain

 

6:00 - 7:00pm
Reception

EVENT VENUE

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
60 Furman Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Located at Pier 1 on Brooklyn Bridge Park, just south of the iconic bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and minutes from downtown Manhattan.


EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Time: Registration opens at 9am; Event program runs from 10am – 6pm, followed by a reception from 6 – 7pm.

Registration Fee: Registration is $795 and includes all programming, activities, meals, and the post-event reception. If you are a student or non-profit organization, email us at [email protected] for a discounted rate.

Transportation/Parking: We strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation, taxis or other car services. Transportation to AND from the event is not provided. 

Attire: The espnW Summit is casual. Dress comfortably!

FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: [email protected]

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